Distributed denial-of-service attack defense
This Security School is a free multimedia learning guide designed to help you understand and address the strategic and tactical implications of this topic.
Knowing your enemy is key to planning and executing enterprise defenses, especially in the case of distributed denial-of-service attack defense.
Compared to 2013, the first quarter of 2014 saw a 47% increase in total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. However, the average attack duration was cut in half, from 35 hours to 17 hours, proving that a better understanding of what your attacker is trying to do -- and how -- can greatly affect an enterprise's response tactics and the effect an attack has.
In this presentation, security expert Michael Cobb discusses what DDoS attacks are -- offerings stats, facts and figures -- and covers the latest DDoS techniques. He also explains a number of best practices that will help victims survive an attack, and reviews technologies that can help in a post-attack recovery.
About the author:
Michael Cobb, CISSP-ISSAP, is a renowned security author with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has a passion for making IT security best practices easier to understand and achievable. He co-authored the book IIS Security and has written many technical articles for leading IT publications. Mike has also been a Microsoft Certified Database Manager and registered consultant with the CESG Listed Advisor Scheme (CLAS).